Here is an interesting Model A Custom from 1929, it has a full steel Boat Tail, pretty intersting.
1929 Ford Model A Roadster 1929 Ford Model A Highly Unique Steel “Boat Tail” Roadster California Custom at its Best – The Photos Tell the Story!! ____________________________________________ PLEASE NOTE: EACH TIME WE LIST A VEHICLE ON EBAY WE RECEIVE COMMENTS THAT THERE ARE NO PHOTOS OF THE INTERIOR, ENGINE, UNDERCARRIAGE, ETC.
OF THE CAR.
ACTUALLY, THERE ARE 100 PHOTOS OF ALL AREAS OF THE FORD BUT, WHEN YOU REACH WHAT APPEARS TO BE THE LAST PHOTO, YOU WILL NEED TO SCROLL TO VIEW THE REMAINING 75~ PHOTOS.
IF YOU ARE STILL UNABLE TO SEE THE PHOTOS, PLEASE CALL US AT 925-846-1451 AND WE WILL PROVIDE A LINK FOR THE PHOTOS (IT IS A VIOLATION OF EBAY POLICY TO LIST THE URL ON THE EBAY LISTING).
NOTE: Also, all of our photographs are taken in natural light and are not altered using Photoshop or other methods.
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___________________________________________ FORD MODEL A – HISTORY It was only in the face of plummeting sales by the mid 1920′s, the result of a buying public that sought the modern upgrades offered by Ford’s competitors, that Ford finally relented.
In an unusual business move, Ford halted production of the Model T in May of 1927, shutting down the entire production operation for 6 months to allow for retooling and final development of the new Model A Ford.
Working under an impossible deadline, Ford managed to get the design and production requirements in place for the release of the “New Ford Car” by November of 1927.
Henry’s son, Edsel Ford, had unsuccessfully tried to convince his father to abandon the Model T years earlier.
Unbeknownst to his father, Edsel had been secretly working on the development of a new car and would ultimately play a significant role in the design of what would become the Ford Model A.
Unlike its predecessor, the Model T, which was the result of an evolving process of design, the Model A was designed, complete, from the ground up.
The Model A was truly a “New Ford Car.” Mechanical upgrades for the Model A Ford included a new 3-speed transmission, hydraulic shock absorbers, and four-wheel mechanical brakes.
Other significant improvements were an electric starter, water pump, speedometer and gas gauge, and the introduction of Triplex safety glass.
The styling of the Ford Model A, elegant and integrated compared to the Model T, brought Ford into the modern era with a vehicle that looked more like a car and less like a horseless carriage.
Henry Ford created a sense of hype and mystery surrounding the release of the Model A Ford, relying on the media to reach the buying public and generate interest in the “New Ford Car.” Shortly after the Ford Model A was made available to the public on December 2, 1927, orders for the new car far exceeded supply.
Ford scrambled to increase production and by mid 1928, producing up to 4,000 cars per day, was still not meeting the buying public’s demand.
In an effort to meet demand, Ford steadily boosted production, peaking at around 9,200 cars per day by June of 1930.
During its four-year production run, the Model A Ford would be offered in a wide variety of car and truck body styles.
For 1928, Ford offered several different style passenger car bodies: Standard Phaeton, Standard Roadster, Standard Coupe, Special Coupe, Sport Coupe, Business Coupe, Tudor Sedan, Town Car, and Leatherback Fordor Sedan.
Truck bodies included: Open Cab Pickup, Closed Cab Pickup, Pickup (box), “A” Panel Delivery, “AA” Panel Delivery, and Deluxe Delivery.
In 1929, Ford expanded the options for passenger car body styles by adding the Cabriolet, Station Wagon, both Murray and Briggs versions of the Town Sedan, as well as Murray and Briggs versions of the Standard Fordor.
The Standard Fordor (2 window) was also introduced.
THIS PARTIUCLAR 1929 FORD MODEL A ROADSTER This fantastic classic ’29 “Boat Tail Roadster Special” comes to us from a long time friend of Classic Cars Ltd.
Over the years we have represented a number of his cars and have become personal friends as a result of our handling the sale of a wide range of vehicles from his collection.
This particular car has a history of being in California for decades and, while we do not have documentation, it appears as if the car may have been an original car dating back to the late 1920′s.
At some point, probably in the 1960′s / 1970′s the Ford received a number of cosmetic enhancements.
Specifically, the doors were removed and a custom “Bullet” rear end was designed and fabricated out of steel.
The car has a hand painted pin stripe that is characteristic of another decade.
Reportedly, the hood of a 40′s vintage vehicle was used for the basis of the rear end and it is apparent that someone spent an incredible number of hours on the project.
Some of our customers have commented that the car has the appearance of the Ford Model A race car conversions that were completed in the day.
One thing is clear, if you want something truly unique, this car may be for you.
It would make a wonderful parade or special event car during the time that we have had the car has always started and proven to be reliable.
CONDITON The car retains what appears to be totally stock and largely original mechanical components.
Of course, the cleanliness of the top and underside of the car indicates a complete restoration some years ago.
The underside, inner engine area and other parts of the car show no signs of significant rust / rust through and the Ford has the appearance of being in California for many many years if not its entire life.
It carries a Historical license plate and has just been registered in California use after being used minimally (and non-registered) for several years.
The Ford Roadster will come with a clear California title and current, recently renewed registration (for California buyers).
COSMETIC CONDITION – EXTERIOR & INTERIOR As an older restoration the car has a lovely patina that adds to the charm and appeal of this particular car.
The paint is a striking shade of red and the tan/brown interior nicely offsets the exterior color.
Factory wire wheels are finished in red and the older white walls look absolutely great on the Ford.
While the paint is high gloss and the exterior trim is in overall good condition (certainly for the age of the car!) there are signs of cracking on the upper surfaces where body work was performed to convert the car to a Roadster.
While these imperfections do not detract from the uniqueness and rarity of the car they do exist.
The interior is sparse and the front seat is fitted with seat belts for passenger and driver.
The steering wheel is original and has a functional horn.
The headlights and rear lights work and the car starts using the floor operated push button starter and functional choke.
The seat has a few tears in the seams that could be easily repaired by an upholstery shop of covered with a seat cover to achieve the current day “Rat Rod” look.
the windshield is free from cracks.
The battery has just been replaced and is located under the solid battery holder / floor.
MECHANICAL CONDITION The Ford always starts with the aid of the choke and the functional adjustable timing on the left side of the steering wheel.
There is the usual gas pedal and also a manually operated hand throttle to the right of the steering wheel.
The car runs and drives and shifts very well.
There are no unusual noises in the drive-line and those familiar with older antique cars will find the experience of driving this one very straightforward.
For those new to these cars, it will only take a few minutes to master driving this simple machine.
The clutch & transmission are easy to operate and there is no chatter in the clutch or problem with shifting the car or its overall drivability.
Since this car was sitting for some time, we recommend that it be gone through before it is used on a regular basis.
The Ford Roadster has the characteristic minor fluid leaks that is (was!) so prevalent with this vintage of car.
The tires while showing decent tread are older and replacements may be in order.
The braking system is good and, as original, retains the mechanical braking components.
We have enjoyed a number of late 1930′s / early 1930′s vehicles and they do require more “fiddling” than more contemporary cars.
however, for a true unique Antique car this “Bullet Roadster” represents the opportunity to get into the collector car market at a very reasonable price point.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION / COMMENTS – We encourage telephone calls to discuss in greater details the condition / specifics of this highly unique Ford Roadster.
It is difficult to fully describe but hopefully, the photos (along with the description) provide the prospective buyer with an idea of its condition.
However, we ask that you call us for a “walk around” telephone discussion to review the condition of the car in greater detail and answer any questions that you may have.
We can be reached at 925-846-1451 during normal business hours in California.
- California buyers will, of course, be subject to the license, registration, documentation, tax and transfer fees.
- Out of state buyers are responsible for only the sale amount of the vehicle and any transport costs (tax, license & other fees may be charged by your local State authorities).
NOTE: According to California law any vehicle driven on California roads is to be taxed and registered by the new owner.
If a prospective out of state buyer is planning on purchasing a vehicle and NOT having it shipped, PLEASE talk with us before you bid.
Thank You! – We enjoy excellent relationships with a number of transport companies and, as a result, can often times obtain preferred pricing for vehicle shipping.
Please give us a call and we will be glad to refer you to suitable transport companies.
- This Ford will make an excellent, affordable weekend “cruiser” or parade / specialty vehicle.
The ’29 Ford is a used vehicle and, as such will have imperfections can be found on this (and virtually any used vehicles).
Imperfections may include, but are not limited to, minor paint flaws, minor wheel scrapes, and other defects that may not detract from the overall appearance of the vehicle, but do exist on virtually any car that is driven on the street.
We have; however, done our best to describe the car as accurately, and completely as possible and ask that you discuss the car with us should you have any questions or doubts about purchasing a vehicle on a long distance basis.
PURCHASING A COLLECTOR VEHICLE – THINGS TO CONSIDER As always, we recommend that you carefully review the seller’s background of any collector car being sold over the Internet.
We believe that it is important to ask yourself a number of questions including, but not limited to: – How long have they been in business? – How much experience do they have with collector cars? – How many positive collector car vehicle sales have completed (positive EBay feedback)? – How detailed/complete is the description of the vehicle? – Do the photos show details of the interior, exterior, top, chrome, etc.
or are they simply “Glamour Shots” taken from a distance? – Does the seller have a surety bond to protect the financial transaction? – What about insurance, licensing by the state, and a local business license? – Does the seller (if a business) have any DMV (Motor Vehicle) complaints and/or other history of legal action, grievances? – Do they enjoy a favorable local and national/international reputation? – Are they able to assist with funding sources, transport and out of state/country sales? ABOUT CLASSIC CARS LTD.
- Classic Cars Ltd.
has been in the same, small, California town for over 18 years.
We operate a small, indoor showroom, and specialize in the sale, consignment, and purchase of sports, high performance and specialty vehicles of all types.
We have a particular interest in sports cars and unique vehicles.
- The majority of our vehicles come from local, private owners and collectors, and many were sold new in California.
We appreciate that rust free cars, with excellent documentation and history are especially attractive to our buyers both locally, and around the country.
As a result, we do not purchase our collectible cars from “distressed” sales, such as wholesale auctions, salvage sales, or lien sales.
We do not sell vehicles with salvage titles, or those that have a history of significant accident damage or repair.
- Please review our feedback on eBay (user name Never22Many) representing close to 650 positive transactions to buyers all over the United States / World.
- We are fully insured, bonded, and licensed for collector car sales all over the United States/World.
- We have operated a “brick & mortar” business in the same small town for over 16 years – We are fully insured and licensed for collector car sales – Classic Cars Ltd.
carries a $50,000 Surety bond to cover financial transactions – We enjoy excellent relationships with a number of transport companies and, as a result, can often times obtain preferred pricing for vehicle shipping.
Please give us a call and we will be glad to refer you to suitable transport companies.
Needless to say, we would recommend a quality, enclosed transporter that is experience with moving high quality, collectible cars.
- We frequently sell vehicles to out of state buyers / out of country buyers, and will be glad to provide references for buyers in your area, part of the world.
Thank you, Classic Cars Ltd.
925-846-1451 Specifications: Body Type / Style:Roadster Exterior Color:Red Interior Color:Tan Engine:4 Cylinder Transmission: 3 Speed Manual Mileage:Brand New! Drive:Rear Doors:N/A Equipment: Factory Wire Wheels Horn No Rust CA.
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The charge will apply if the vehicle is purchased through ebay or before or after the auction, directly through Classic Cars Ltd.
The vehicle is listed for sale elsewhere.
We reserve the right to end the auction at anytime.
We will be glad to discuss details of a “pre-auction” purchase (925) 846 1451.
Inspections of vehicles are encouraged but (by appointment only) must be completed within 24 hours of the end of the auction.
Out of state buyers are responsible for the high bid and any shipping costs.
California buyers are subject to the appropriate sales tax, DMV transfer, and fees associated with the purchase of any used vehicle sale in the state of California.
We mail, via Priority Mail, transferable documents within 48 hours of the transfer of funds to out of State buyers.
While shipping and transportation costs (if appropriate) are the responsibility of the winning bidder, we can assist with locating a suitable transporter.
We regularly ship cars all over the USA/World, and can often times locate very competitive rates for transporting vehicles door to door, to a local terminal, enclosed, open, etc.
Please call us for specific information/rates to your location.
We meet some great people and fellow enthusiasts, and only rarely do we have problems with non-paying bidders.
Please be certain that you are prepared to buy the car if you bid, or call us at 925-846-1451 before the end of the auction if we can answer any questions.
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If we do not hear from you, we reserve the right to delete your bid.
Thank You & Happy Bidding Classic Cars Ltd.